November 30, 2012

Well the Christmas rush appears to be in full swing here at Sweet Style.
We have loads happening on all fronts so today an update, some great links to check out and of course our Giveaway winner.

So the big and exciting news is that my revamped website is ready for launch next week. While the Sweet Style aesthetic will remain the website will be much easier to use with changes to the look of the shop.
It has been another long process which involved a glitch with my original web developer but has thankfully been resolved by the lovely Nancy from Oranges and Lime who has been amazing to work with.

With the launch of the website this will mean my current site will be down on Sunday and some of Monday with the plan to relaunch on Tuesday.  Look out for some exciting offers on the website next Tuesday when we relaunch – I promise you wont want to miss out!

If you do need to order anything urgently while we are offline please feel free to email and I will get your order processed for you and your goodies out the door.

We also received a huge shipment of milk glass cake stands in this week!  This delivery included our 7 most popular colours in all four sizes
White, Jade, Pink, Blue, Black, Red and Clear

Follow this link to the cake stands section of the website to order. I know lots of you were after the red stand for your Christmas table so get in before they are all sold out!

The latest stunning issue of Lovely Weddings Magazine was released online yesterday.
Special thanks to Loni who has included so many Sweet Style products in her inspiration boards
Make sure you take a look!


Don’t forget to join me with my little instagram challenge that I announced on the blog yesterday.  Check out the post here for the all the details as I would really love to see your Christmas favour creations.

And finally onto our Giveaway winner
Congratulations to entry number 1
Amanda W 

A gorgeous pack including the following goodies is all yours.
6 x Mini apothecary jars
1 x Pack of Skinny Cello Bags
1 x Set of Small Takeaway Boxes
1 x Pack of Chevron Bitty Bags
1 x Merry Christmas Stamp

Please drop me an email to claim your prize.

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend!

November 28, 2012

So you all know I love instagram!

You also know I love taking photos!

And you also know I love cute packaging and favours!

Well now is your chance to show me your Christmas favours and packaging ideas!

I would love to see what you have been creating with your wonderful Sweet Style products so lets get snapping and sharing them on instagram.

You just need to use the hashtag #sweetstylefavours so I can find your photos and also tag me @sweetstyle.  I will keep looking through everyone’s photos and on Monday 17th December I will pick my favourite and send you a little surprise!

Don’t forget the hashtag so that everyone else can see what you are creating and get some ideas.

To kick off the party here is one of my packaging ideas I put together yesterday.

 I have used the new window pattiserie box that I showed off last week plus some tissue paper and pretty christmas paper (I used the skinny wrap in gold), some twine and a gorgeous red tag stamped with ho ho ho (this new tag arrived in the store yesterday).

The delicious treat inside is from my local deli and is called toffee apple – dried apples drizzled with toffee!


Have fun creating and if you don’t use instagram email me over a photo so I can still see what you are up to!

November 27, 2012

Christmas for me this year is looking very Gold and PInk.
I am feeling very girly and sparkly and love this combination together.

My pinterest boards seem to be filling up with these colours as well at the moment.

Here is a little bit of what is inspiring me this week.
I would love to know what colours you are using this Christmas?

A final reminder also about the presentation I am part of this coming Saturday 1st December for the Working Mums Masterclass series of Workshops .  There are still a few tickets available if you would like to come along. Check the link here for tickets – I know lots of lovely ladies who will be there so it will be a fantastic get together to talk all things Christmas.

You are definitely bound to see some pink and gold on the day!

Images: 1. Citrus and Orange 2&3. Style me Pretty  4. Source unknown 5. The Caketress 6. Icing Desings

November 25, 2012

Good morning everyone!
Today I am sharing with you an incredible cake from one of my favourite Cake Designers Faye Cahill.

Faye was the person who first introduced me to the amazing world of couture cakes a number of years ago when I had her make a special birthday cake for me.  After her amazing job with my cake I then took two of her fondant courses and was able to witness her at work making it all look so easy!
Needless to say my future did not belong in the cake creation department but it gave me a great appreciation for the skill and time needed to create the amazing cakes that we see on all of our beautiful tables.

This incredible four tier cake is one of Faye’s recent favourites, but if you take a look at her website or facebook page you will find it hard not to love each and every cake there.

As I mentioned Faye also runs the most wonderful classes for anyone from an advanced cake decorator to the beginner.  There is an amazing Baboushka Santa Cake class coming up on Saturday 22nd December – perfect for your Christmas Day table (find the details for this here)!

For all the details on her beautiful work and courses visit her website here or Facebook page here.

November 22, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!
I hope you like my little Christmas makeover we have had here on the blog.
I love the festive season so a little decorating to celebrate the season is always fun!

We have had a very busy few months with some wonderful new products arriving in the store – some specially for Christmas and others which will be around for a while so today a little round of a few of my favourite products and a little giveaway to help you with your Christmas favours!

First up is a few of the recent packaging items that have hit the store.
You may recognise the first little box from my post here from the Tomkat Studio Gift Guide – perfect for cookies, biscuits or treats.  They come in packs of 10 and are called a small takeaway box.
The window patisserie box is also perfect for your sweet creations and I will show you a few more ideas using this box over the coming weeks.
We have added a number of new sizes in the cello bags that are ideal for parties all year round – some are sealable and others are just plain.
The large meal boxes are also great at this time of the year for all of those outdoor parties and picnics.
All these items can be found in the Favour Bags Boxes and Bottles section of the website.

Next up are some great Christmas items that have been added for the current season.

Some Merry Christmas Twill and the always popular Christmas Tree lollipops which come in 5 different colours.
The very cute Reindeer tags that can be used on presents, on the Christmas Tree or as a favour in themselves – they also come in star and heart shapes.
Christmas Skinny wrap rolls of paper are perfect for those who like to add just a little bit of Christmas to their wrapping. Pop them around a plain box and instantly that spare box you had becomes a Christmas gift.
And finally the other exciting addition to the store is the single coloured twine – the red and grey work perfectly for Christmas!
You can find all of these items in the Christmas Section on the website.

So now it is on to the giveaway!  It seems that cute packing ideas have been on my mind lately so this weeks giveaway is a great selection of goodies that I have used recently for the various online articles I have been busy creating.

The prize will include:
6 x Mini apothecary jars
1 x Pack of Skinny Cello Bags
1 x Set of Small Takeaway Boxes
1 x Pack of Chevron Bitty Bags
1 x Merry Christmas Stamp

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post telling me which item in the Sweet Style online store is your favourite for Christmas favours!

Entry is only open to Australian residents – I will draw the winner via random org next Friday 30th November.

Best of Luck!